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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: None required, but a cold stratification of 6 weeks improves germination
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: stratification improves germination speed, but is not required
The Pinus ayacahuite, also known as the Mexican White Pine, is a fascinating species of pine native to southern Mexico and western Central America. This tree thrives in relatively moist areas, with summer rainfalls, and requires full sun and well-drained soil. It can grow in both subtropical and cool climates, making it a versatile species. The Pinus ayacahuite is highly sought after for its easily worked timber, which was used for furniture and finish carpentry throughout Mexico. However, due to deforestation, the large stands of this species have greatly diminished in southern Mexico and Mesoamerica. This tree is perfect for those who require a durable and versatile wood for carpentry and other uses, while still being mindful of the environment. Purchase Pinus ayacahuite today and support sustainable wood harvesting.